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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,535 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,535
Reviews: 2,579
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 164
Gots: 948 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the brewery ... Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ale is a big American IPA; bold, assertive and full of flavor and aromas highlighting the complex citrus, pine and herbal character of whole-cone American hops.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006)
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

melissab318, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Finatic
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a chilled Pike Pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber, orange head with a 2 finger white head. nice lacing that recedes slowly.

S: Smells of pungent, flowery, bitter hops.

T: Grapefruit and floral notes seem most prevalent. A lovely bitter aftertaste that isn't over strong on the palate.

M: Well carbonated, medium mouthfeel.

O: Always have this one in the fridge.

Finatic, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

fubofnic, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

IrishTed122, Dec 27, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

bluesplit63, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Number3red, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

OBIrish24, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

freduardo, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

verdict603, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

rxthree, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AaronBurr, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

cdwil, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of BigDoug
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer several times and this is the first time I've had it in a while so I figured I'd review it.

Poured into a tulip.

Pours a brilliant dark orange, very clear. Nice frothy white head that built up nicely about 1.5" or better. Letting it settle down to a thick crown, leaving perfect sticky lacing on the glass.

Smells wayyy better than I remember! Maybe a super fresh case? Very very bright floral, piney, fruity dank hops. Smells like high quality marijuana almost. Very potent and addicting to smell. Amazing aromatics flying outta this thick crown of head settles on top this beer. Hints of mango, maybe pineapple? All the characteristics of the complex Citra hops and Cascades. Don't really pick out much malt notes other than maybe some slight caramel notes that keep this smelling like a beer and not a bag of hops. Very pleasing.

First sip punches ya with the same as it smells. Very aromatic. Gets the sinuses overwhelmed with hop glory. Hophead dream. Follows with a strong intense but very clean bitter. It's the kind of bitter that a true IPA lover craves and appreciates. To get the best flavor outta this beer or any good beer especially hoppy ones is to drink them at the right temp. This beer was straight off my porch so it was right around 50-55 degrees F. Could taste so many different flavors. The malt is there jus enough to keep all that hop kick in check. Balanced enough but still way hop forward.

Mouthfeel is on point for the style. Nice carbonation. Smooth but enough carb to keep the bright flavor popping out. Creamy finish and leaves the palate clean with a little hop oil left behind.

Drinkability is pretty good considering the pretty big ABV and big time bitterness. It's a beer that the flavor keeps ya wanting more. After a few you'll be pretty good feeling.

Better IPA's out there? Absolutely, but you'll pay a whole lot more for them. This beer you get way more than what you pay for and that makes this beer a top world class IPA in my books. It contends with the baddest cuz it is one of the baddest. Love that it's basically the same price as their amazing Pale Ale but way more of a beer. Cheers!

BigDoug, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

demgoth, Dec 26, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rmehughes, Dec 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

eeggles, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: clear orangey amber in color with great clarity, a fair amount it white head with good lacing.

S: piny, citrusy hops with decent malts in the background.

T: lots of hops up front that follow through and give a bitter finish. Nice sweet malty character mid palate. Very well balanced IPA.

M: nice and crisp, good carbonation, medium bodied. Feels good.

O: a very good IPA, would definitely recommend. Well balanced, not overly hoppy but does have a good hop nose and taste.

beerbiatchMD, Dec 24, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Ppours a deep orange color with great clarity and a 1.5 finger head. This beer looks beautiful!

S: Hops on top of hops. First impression is piney hop but also pick up on some peaches and apricots.

T: Taste like aroma is dominated by piney hop flavor but then mingles in with some peaches and apricots. This beer has ample malt sweetness buy I cannot pick out the nuances of the malt on account of the hops.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation. Has sort of a slick mouthfeel.

O: This is a great beer and definitely gets bonus points for value ($8.49 sixer). This is a top ten extra IPA beer!

Beerdregs, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

beerguy36, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mdshensky74, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Clembo1957
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great IPA! Poured from a 350ml bottle this is one good looking beer with a taste to match. A good thick foamy head which lasts the distance, a full tasty flavour, a citrus, fruity aroma. I had the beer on tap at the Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico, Ca a couple of years back and the bottled version is just as good. Highly recommended!

Clembo1957, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

andrewmonks, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tobelerone, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of jbonapar
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in Watertown ny. Pours as expected. Nothing surprising. Nose is a strong fruity, slight pine and floral hop. Slight malt aroma. nice complex flavor. Malt, vanilla undertones make way for strong hoppy bitterness. Peppery. Slight citrus wonderfully.s top APA in my books.

jbonapar, Dec 24, 2011
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,535 ratings.